Case study: massage therapy in Eastbourne
Norman is a regular visitor to Lushington chiropractic in order to help him remain active. As an osteoarthritis sufferer who was experiencing difficulty walking due to a swollen knee, he was referred to Andy Swan, one of Lushington’s massage therapists in Eastbourne to help improve Norman’s knee health so that he could move and walk comfortably once more.
After an initial assessment of the lower body it was found that the calves, hamstrings, glutes and Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFA – a muscle located in the thigh) were all very tight. This was making it difficult and tiresome for Norman to walk.
With a series of therapeutic massage treatments beginning with once a week, various massage techniques were used to help ease the stiffness in these muscles and then to help maintain his mobility. Unfortunately, due to the nature of osteoarthritis the knee will remain a problem. But with regular maintenance massage it is now possible to retain his mobility and ease of movement instead of a continual deterioration.
Typical massage therapy in Eastbourne
A typical therapeutic massage session would involve some warming/loosening strokes with some effleurage – a form of massage involving a repeated circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand.
Depending on the tissue pliability, Andy may use some N.M.T (Neuromuscular technique) which consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow, or STR (soft tissue release). This involves the Andy using manual pressure on a muscle to create a temporary false attachment point and then taking the muscle into a pain-free stretch to untangle the muscle fibres to help ease stiffened tissue.
“We genuinely care about our patients and improving their quality of life. We have an extremely professional and dedicated team who deliver the highest service and have over 80 years expertise between them. We have both female and male sports massage therapists.”
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